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Call for Proposals for LGBTQ2I+ History Month Presentations

We are pleased to invite Schulich faculty, staff, students, and alumni to submit proposals for presentations for inclusion in an LGBTQ2I+ History Month event. Scheduled for 28 September 2019 (7:00 p.m., Wirth Opera Studio), the event aims to highlight the accomplishments of LGBTQ2I+ musicians and music researchers past and present, while displaying the breadth and scope of work within the broader field of music.

Published: 30 May 2019

Andrew Wan wins the 2018-19 Teaching Award in the part-time category

Equally comfortable in a teaching environment as he is performing a solo in front of thousands, Andrew Wan’s accolades are numerous. In the classroom, Andrew’s students compliment him for his unwavering and inspiring enthusiasm as well as for his ability to tailor his teaching approach to each student’s needs. His motto, “with structure comes freedom”, guides his students towards achieving artistic spontaneity and creativity within an organized plan.

Published: 28 May 2019

Philippe Macnab-Séguin, winner of the 2018-19 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition

Congratulations to Philippe Macnab-Séguin, winner of the 2017-18 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition. Philippe’s orchestral piece will be premiered by the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2020-2021 season.

Published: 24 May 2019

Marina Thibeault to join the UBC School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music

Marina Thibeault (MMus '16, current DMus) will join the UBC School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music beginning in the 2019-20 academic year!

Published: 6 May 2019

Award for Equity and Community Building presented to Schulich’s Juanita Marchand Knight, Patrick Hansen, and Opera McGill

The Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that two of its members have been presented an Award for Equity and Community Building: Juanita Marchand Knight in the Administrative and Support Staff category and Patrick Hansen and Opera McGill in the Team category.

Juanita Marchand Knight

Published: 1 May 2019

Matthew Ricketts (BMus ’09) receives 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

We are pleased to share that alumnus and composer Matthew Ricketts (BMus ’09) has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship! Intended for individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, the prestigious fellowship provides fellows condition-free funding to work on their creative projects.

Published: 29 Apr 2019

Dean's Essay Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to Schulich students Shulamit Sarid and Laurence Willis for being awarded this year's Dean's Essay Prize! Awarded each year to two students, the Dean's Essay Prize was established to promote excellence in the art of writing about music and music research.

Shulamit Sarid (First Prize): 

Published: 26 Apr 2019

Pat Metheny to receive Honorary Doctorate of Music

Since beginning his international career in 1974, guitarist Pat Metheny has garnered widespread critical acclaim, demonstrated astonishing versatility as an artist, and has consistently been at the forefront of music technology.

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Rachelle Jenkins’ Audition Playbook

Rachelle Jenkins (MMus ’13) published the Audition Playbook, a two-part guide and workbook for optimal planning and preparation of orchestral auditions, in May of 2018. Designed for musicians of all levels and instruments, the Audition Playbook helps readers carefully and effectively create, implement, and follow their own plans from start to finish. 

Published: 15 Apr 2019

NECMT Annual Meeting hosted by McGill University this month

This month McGill University is hosting the 34th Annual Meeting of the New England Conference of Music Theorists (NECMT) – the first time the event has ever been held in Montreal. NECMT’s main purpose is to foster the development of music theory, and provide a forum for exchanging ideas between music theorists.

Published: 11 Apr 2019

World Hearing Day at the McGill Schulich School of Music: Presentation of the Hearing-Care Platform

On the occasion of World Hearing Day (WHD) on March 3, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, in collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), presents the Hearing-Care Platform: A practical and accessible set of tools for the self-assessment of noise exposure, which are particularly aimed at young musicians and youths in general.

Published: 1 Mar 2019

Nick Squire wins Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Classical

Congratulations to Nick Squire (MMus 2008), who recently won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical for his work on Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Andrew Crust named Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Congratulations to Andrew Crust (MMus 2012), who was recently appointed as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Assistant Conductor! Beginning in September 2019, Andrew will conduct a large variety of programming with the VSO, including subscription concerts, concerts for children, Pops, and more. 

Published: 18 Feb 2019